Bassnectar “Ugly” feat. AMP LIVE...

He’s Baack! That’s right as you read this Bassnectar is putting the finishing touches to his next release “VAVA VOOM”. It’s set to drop April 10 so keep your eyes peeled for more information. In the meantime Lorin (AKA Bassnectar if you didn’t know) has been nice enough to release his first single “Ugly” feat. AMP LIVE for FREE! That’s right folks F-R-E-E! all you need to do is follow the link below and you can add this awesome bombastic bass concerto to your playlist. Take a listen and if you have something to say a comment is always appreciated. Oh and by the way his VAVA VOOM Tour will be swinging into Kansas City’s Midland Theatre Thursday April 12, 2012. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS (sorry no St. Louis date yet) Download Bassnectar “Ugly” feat. AMP LIVE...

Ellie Goulding “Lights” (Bassnectar Remix)...

Today’s Song of the Day is a real treat, it’s like a musical Reece’s peanut butter cup and these two taste go oh so great together. The song “Lights” is the title track from English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” album. The original version is an upbeat little dance number showcasing Goulding’s love for electronic music (check it out HERE). Now enter Bassnectar with an advanced/bootlegged remix of “Lights” which adds a much darker tone to the song but keeps Goulding’s vocal front and center. We have heard this type of sound from Bassnectar before with several of his other tracks most notably “Magical World” which is his remix of Nelle Furtado’s “Turn Out The Lights”. Here that same formula of delicate female vocals over dark synths and booming percussion is perfected. This song absolutely begs to be blared in your car! While this might have had a bootleg start it has clearly been embraced by Goulding and is featured on Bassnectar’s new album “Divergent Spectrum”. Check out the video and please leave a comment if you like the song. Wanna add it to your playlist? Click the iTunes and Amazon links below… Easy! Lights (Bassnectar Remix) – Divergent...

New Bassnectar vs Massive Attack Bootleg!

Folks I can’t tell you how hot of a track this is! It combines two amazing acts into one Massive Attack and Bassnectar. The song being reinvigorated is “Risingson” from the classic Massive attack album “Mezzanine” . I have covered Bassnector’s genius on the blog before but this song in particular deserved mention. Enjoy and follow the link for the download. Click here to...

Do NOT Miss Bassnectar LIVE! Mar29

Do NOT Miss Bassnectar LIVE!...

If you read the Hear The Music blog about Bassnectar you know this is one show you don’t want to miss.

The Pixies “Where Is My Mind” (Bassnectar Remix)...

Some of you reading the title to today’s blog might be a little mystified… “Huh?” “The Pixies?” YES indeed this song is a favorite of mine from a long time ago and it’s funny how listening to it now you can kind of hear where some of today’s Alt. rock bands got some of their musical ideas (Kings of Leon “Use Somebody” perhaps?), anyway I digress… Bassnector is someone who I have been following for a while now,  I say someone because it is basically the project of one guy, musician Lorin Ashton.  His music is hard to categorize and I bet you he would have it no other way.  However if I had to try to describe it I would say that Ashton is definitely on to something.  His mix of funky lo fi beats are driven by hard charging bass lines reminiscent of hip hop.  On top of those beats is something decidedly different, a mix of electronic growls, noise, and vocal bits.  As an introduction to his music I think this Pixies remix is perfect.   You hear how he pays respect to the original but then lays his own style over it. Bassnectar is the outsider on the Electronic music scene and if you read his hilarious WMC tweets you get the feeling he likes it that way.  Keep your eyes on this one because there is going to be way more to come.  Check out the track and if you like it you can download it for free from his website with the link...